Calendar 2017-2018

Book in Common-Related Events

All the events listed here are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

September, 2017

Community Kick-Off in Downtown Chico: Thursday, September 21, 6:00-7:00pm

Join us for the 2017-2018 Community Kick-Off for the Book in Common at the Council Chambers steps, adjacent to Chico City Plaza. City Council member Ann Schwab and County Supervisor Maureen Kirk will proclaim city and county support for this year’s Book in Common, and President Gayle Hutchinson of CSU, Chico and President Samia Yaqub of Butte College will say a few words about the book’s importance. Two Chico State alumni will provide a musical interlude, and readers from Butte College will entice you with excerpts from the book. 

October, 2017

Campus Kickoff Event at Trinity Commons: Wednesday, October 4, 11:00am-1:00pm

Community Book Club at the Naked Lounge coffee shop: Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-7:30

A local book club comprised of educators from across Chico invites other community members to join for an informal conversation about A Deadly Wandering. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion of this important book!

Book in Common Author Visit at Laxson Auditorium: Tuesday, October 24, 7:30pm

Matt Richtel is a novelist, cartoonist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and based in San Francisco. He writes about technology, its impact on society, and how it changes the way we work, play, and relate to each other. A Deadly Wandering is a true story in which a fatal, mysterious car wreck provides a landmark investigation into what technology is doing to our brains.

“Keen and elegantly raw—like a tooth-crackingly crisp photograph that bleeds at the edge—[the] story surrounding this disaster is not just a morality tale about texting and driving, but also a probe sent into the world of technology, examining the way it is outstripping our capability to keep up with it, and how we as a culture are feeding bullets into the techno-gun and playing with it.” - Christian Science Monitor Review